Andreas Golder was born in Ekaterinenburg, Russia in 1979, he lives and work in Berlin.
After the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1990, Golder moved with his family from the soviet Union to Germany. His initial artistic trainig in Russia, at a school for specially gifted children, was grounded
As part of a politicaly progressive middle-class family in Koenigsberg Kaethe Schmidt was encouraged to develop her skills in painting and drawing. By age of 14 she was taking private classes with local artist, since the Koeingsberg Academy barred female pupils. She later studied in Munich and Ber